Knowbury, Shropshire Family History Guide

Knowbury is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1844 from Bitterley with Middleton Ancient Parish and Caynham Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St. Paul

Parish registers begin: 1840

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Knowbury

  • Bitterley
  • Caynham
  • Nash
  • Hope Bagot
  • Whitton
  • Coreley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KNOWBURY, a village in Cainham parish, and a chapelry partly also in Bitterley parish, Salop. The village stands 4 miles E of Ludlow r. station, and has a post office under Ludlow. The chapelry was constituted in 1840. Pop. in 1861, 655. Houses, 142. Pop. of the Cainham portion, 387. Houses, 82. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is modern.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Knowbury Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ludlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ludlow
  • Poor Law Union: Ludlow
  • Hundred: Overs; Munslow
  • Province: Canterbury